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Portrait of Dr. Salazar-Zamora

Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora has served as an educator in Texas for over 30 years and as the Superintendent of Schools in Tomball ISD since 2017.

Prior to being named Superintendent, she worked as the district’s Chief Academic Officer for three years.

As the Team Tomball leader, Salazar-Zamora has elevated Tomball ISD into a consistent A-rated school district and most recently as the Top Ranked School District in the Houston area. She not only leads a fast-growth district, but has maintained a standard of excellence in academics and finances while still fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.

During her time in Tomball, Salazar-Zamora led the opening of Tomball Star Academy, the district’s early college high school, Early Excellence Academy, a childcare center for employees, and the Two-Way Dual Language Academy, along with a new elementary, new junior high and new state-of-the-art district stadium and community center - set to open this fall. 

Along with leading over 20,500 students and over 2,000 employees district-wide, Dr. Salazar-Zamora remains committed to the growth of public education and the impact it plays in our local community by serving her time on numerous boards.

  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner’s Cabinet
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA) - Texas Representative
  • Vice President of The Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE)
  • Vice President of State Fast Growth School Coalition (FGSC)
  • Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) - Executive Committee
  • Past President and Founding Member of Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Tomball Board of Trustees
  • Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees

She brings a wealth of experience in education. Before joining Tomball, Salazar-Zamora served in Round Rock ISD as the deputy superintendent of curriculum and administration. Prior to working in Round Rock, Salazar-Zamora was the assistant superintendent of school support services in Houston ISD. She also worked in Spring ISD as an area superintendent, an assistant superintendent, and the executive director of student/school services.

While serving Kingsville ISD, she worked as the superintendent of schools for three years. Prior to becoming superintendent, she also worked in Kingsville as an assistant superintendent for curriculum/instruction and human resources, as well as a speech/language pathologist. While working in Bishop Consolidated ISD, she served as a principal and director of federal programs/special education. Salazar-Zamora began her education career in Alice ISD as a teacher, educational diagnostician, and speech and language pathologist.

Dr. Salazar-Zamora earned a doctorate of education at Texas A&M University, a master of education in educational administration and a master of education in special education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a bachelor of science at Texas A&I University. 

She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband Emilio, their two daughters, Milan and Matisse, and newest granddaughter, Arya Rose.